During FotoWeekDC, visitors to George Washington’s Mount Vernon will have the rare chance to see the estate as it appeared during the mid-19th century through a special photography exhibition, Mount Vernon in 3-D: Then & Now. The show features 20 historic images dating from the 1850s to the early 1900s. Presented as 3-D anaglyphs, the images capture various interior and exterior views of the Mansion, along with locations such as Washington’s tomb, the wharf, and the gardens. The featured images originally appeared on stereoview cards—an early form of 3-D technology in which two photographs were printed side by side on a single card.
During the course of this installation, Mount Vernon will offer complimentary 3-D glasses and a map calling out the locations on the estate where the images can be viewed.